Facebook has announced it will ban deepfake videos, which are media that take a person in an existing image or video and replace them with someone else’s likeness using artificial neural networks.
Monika Bickert, Facebook vice-president
“Manipulations can be made through simple technology like Photoshop or through sophisticated tools that use artificial intelligence or “deep learning” techniques to create videos that distort reality – usually called “
“This policy does not extend to content that is
Facebook pointed out that videos that don’t meet these standards for removal are still eligible for review by one of
Unfortunately, deepfake videos are increasingly more difficult to be detected, and it is necessary to employ AI-based systems to discriminate them.
In 2019, Facebook launched the Deep Fake Detection Challenge, an initiative aimed at inviting researchers to build innovative new technologies for the detection of deepfake videos and manipulated media.
(SecurityAffairs – Deepfake videos, Facebook)
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